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Windows 2K and HP wireless prilnter

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April 20, 2012 10:00:05 PM

My attempt to install the wireless feature of my HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless (A809N) fails with the following message:
The PC and the printer are connected to different networks (192.168.1.0 and 192.168.33.0. They must be connected to the same network".
I recently change routers after the previous one failed. The current one is a Linksys E2000 which I recently learned is not intended for Windows 2000 Which is my prioritized operating system. I have two other computers one with Windows XP and the other with Windows 7. I would like access to the printer from all three but it that complicates Windows 2000 is my choice.
How can I get rid of one of the two networks?
Or is there a work around for this problem ?

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April 21, 2012 3:28:05 AM
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the router does not really care which OS you run on your computer. Most manufacturer don't expect people to still use Win2k since there is no more support for this OS.

the default IP for the Linksys network is 192.168.1.0

is you printer on the 192.168.33.0 network? If so assign a static ip of the 192.168.33.0 scheme to on of the computers, log into the printer, and change its ip to match the 192.168.1.0 scheme, finally set the computer back to DHCP.

the other option is to set the Linksys LAN IP to 192.168.33.1
May 1, 2012 1:18:43 PM

Best answer selected by owenb.
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